Laid to Waste

Laid to Waste
12th Day

Laid to Waste started out with the sole intention of having a bit of fun, but since gaining a following of fans they decided to take things more seriously. More about that later!

With a heavy metal sound and the kind of ripped up vocal you’d expect from a band such as this, things chug along nicely from the off with lots of guitars providing layers of sound and combining to create big metal triplets to shove the verses along.

A careful introduction invites a false sense of calm before the top track on the record, ‘Fear No One’. It kicks in with dark vocals and heavy riffs with a few cunning tempo changes to help things on their way. The lyrics aren’t exactly thought provoking and are, at times, a little cliché. However, the songs are actually quite good and the musicianship is accomplished.

Now back to this ‘taking it more seriously’ game. While it’s sometimes a good idea to know where you’re taking things, it can be dangerous to change your attitude towards the music. If you take things too seriously and stop having fun, things will fall apart faster than Kate Moss’ modelling career. So don’t get too focussed on getting somewhere, when you could be enjoying the journey!

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.

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